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forgive my ignorence, does the cool n quiet feature come built into every amd 64 cpu and you just need a motherboard compatible with cool n quiet. or is the cool n quiet strictly a mobo feature? the reason i ask is a friend is looking to build a media machine and wanted a 754 64 3200 moble for lower dbl but if the cool n quiet lowers the dbl just as well then this opens a wider range of choices.... any info....
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Cool N Quiet is an AMD thing and should be disabled when OCing.
With excellent cooling some do utilize it but for serious OCing the hastles aren't worth it.
It's purpose it to conserve energy and reduce when the load on the CPU is reduced. So, for a media center setup it should work well
    
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post #3 of 9
Its built into each athlon64 cpu
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so then you just need a mobo that suports the program? or is there a dashboard when you access your cpu? btw he knows nothing about overclocking so he wont be doing that.... he is not a gamer so he doesn't need huge performance on his machine.
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Any mobo for the A64 supports cool'n quiet, he doesn't need anything special.
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As long as the motherboard supports the processor, it will support CoolnQuiet. CoolnQuiet is usually turned off via BIOS, and is on by default.

CoolnQuiet causes no performance decrease, the cpu speed and power consumption ramp quickly as it's needed. (idle about 800 MHz ramping up to whatever the max speed is when a program calls for it)
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post #7 of 9
almost all amd mobos support cool'n quiet. there is however a driver that you need to install for it to work properly. the driver will be on your mobo disc
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Thanks guys. He went with the 64 3000 cpu and got a kick ass mobo and a 6600gt. looks like he wanted a litle more performance than he told me... Thanks again for your info...
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post #9 of 9
all it does is lower your vcore and CPU multiplier when ur system is idle for a certain amount of time. and yes u should turn it off when if u OC cuz it might cause some errors and instability because the cool n quiet were made more for the CPU's stock clocks.
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